1985–86 Winnipeg Jets season

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1985–86 Winnipeg Jets (1972–96)
Division 3rd Smythe
1985–86 record 26–47–7
Goals for 295
Goals against 372
Team information
General Manager John Ferguson
Coach Barry Long 19-41-6

John Ferguson - 7-6-1

Captain Dale Hawerchuk
Team leaders

The 1985–86 Winnipeg Jets season was the fourteenth season of the Winnipeg Jets. General Manager John Ferguson replaced coach Barry Long late in the season and guided the club on an interim basis to a 7-6-1 record. The Jets placed third in the Smythe to qualify for the playoffs only to lose to the Calgary Flames in the first round.

Offseason[edit]

After a record breaking 1984-85 season, in which the Jets posted 43-27-10 record, earning 96 points, the team had a very quiet off-season.

Winnipeg participated in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft on June 15, 1985, and with their first round pick, 18th overall, the Jets selected Ryan Stewart from the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL. Stewart had 33 goals and 70 points in 54 games with the Blazers during the 1984-85 season. Some other notable selections by the Jets were goaltender Daniel Berthiaume in the third round, defenseman Fredrik Olausson in the fourth round and forward Danton Cole in the sixth round.

On June 25, 1985, the Jets signed team captain Dale Hawerchuk to an eight year, $3.2 million contract. Hawerchuk, who was the first overall draft pick by Winnipeg in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft was coming off a 53 goal and 130 point season with the club in the 1984-85 season.

The club signed undrafted free agent goaltender Pokey Reddick on September 25, 1985. Reddick spent the 1984-85 season with the Brandon Wheat Kings, going 14-30-1 with a 5.64 GAA in 47 games.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Smythe Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 56 17 7 426 310 119
Calgary Flames 80 40 31 9 354 315 89
Winnipeg Jets 80 26 47 7 295 372 59
Vancouver Canucks 80 23 44 13 282 333 59
Los Angeles Kings 80 23 49 8 284 389 54

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 10, 1985 3–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 0–1–0
2 L October 11, 1985 3–8 @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 0–2–0
3 L October 13, 1985 2–5 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 0–3–0
4 W October 16, 1985 4–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 1–3–0
5 W October 19, 1985 4–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 2–3–0
6 W October 20, 1985 8–5 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 3–3–0
7 W October 23, 1985 9–3 Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 4–3–0
8 T October 25, 1985 7–7 OT Washington Capitals (1985–86) 4–3–1
9 W October 27, 1985 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 5–3–1
10 L October 30, 1985 3–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 5–4–1
11 W November 2, 1985 3–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 6–4–1
12 L November 3, 1985 3–4 OT St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 6–5–1
13 L November 6, 1985 3–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 6–6–1
14 L November 8, 1985 3–7 New York Rangers (1985–86) 6–7–1
15 L November 9, 1985 2–7 Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 6–8–1
16 T November 13, 1985 3–3 OT @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 6–8–2
17 W November 15, 1985 5–3 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 7–8–2
18 L November 17, 1985 4–5 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 7–9–2
19 W November 20, 1985 3–1 St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 8–9–2
20 L November 22, 1985 1–8 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 8–10–2
21 L November 23, 1985 1–8 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 8–11–2
22 L November 26, 1985 3–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 8–12–2
23 L November 27, 1985 1–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 8–13–2
24 L November 29, 1985 1–4 New York Islanders (1985–86) 8–14–2
25 W December 1, 1985 2–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 9–14–2
26 T December 3, 1985 4–4 OT @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 9–14–3
27 L December 4, 1985 4–7 @ New York Rangers (1985–86) 9–15–3
28 L December 7, 1985 2–3 Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 9–16–3
29 L December 8, 1985 1–4 Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 9–17–3
30 W December 11, 1985 6–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 10–17–3
31 L December 13, 1985 3–6 Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 10–18–3
32 T December 15, 1985 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 10–18–4
33 L December 17, 1985 6–8 @ St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 10–19–4
34 L December 18, 1985 4–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 10–20–4
35 W December 20, 1985 7–4 Washington Capitals (1985–86) 11–20–4
36 W December 22, 1985 7–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 12–20–4
37 L December 23, 1985 3–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 12–21–4
38 L December 26, 1985 5–6 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 12–22–4
39 L December 28, 1985 4–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 12–23–4
40 L December 30, 1985 2–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 12–24–4
41 L January 3, 1986 3–7 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 12–25–4
42 W January 5, 1986 4–0 Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 13–25–4
43 T January 7, 1986 2–2 OT Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 13–25–5
44 L January 11, 1986 4–8 @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 13–26–5
45 W January 14, 1986 5–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 14–26–5
46 L January 15, 1986 0–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 14–27–5
47 W January 17, 1986 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 15–27–5
48 L January 19, 1986 1–2 Boston Bruins (1985–86) 15–28–5
49 L January 22, 1986 3–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 15–29–5
50 L January 23, 1986 5–7 @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 15–30–5
51 L January 25, 1986 2–7 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 15–31–5
52 W January 29, 1986 5–3 Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 16–31–5
53 L February 1, 1986 6–9 Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 16–32–5
54 W February 2, 1986 6–3 Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 17–32–5
55 L February 7, 1986 2–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 17–33–5
56 T February 9, 1986 3–3 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 17–33–6
57 L February 12, 1986 2–4 @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 17–34–6
58 W February 14, 1986 5–4 Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 18–34–6
59 L February 17, 1986 4–8 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 18–35–6
60 L February 19, 1986 2–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 18–36–6
61 L February 21, 1986 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 18–37–6
62 W February 23, 1986 4–2 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 19–37–6
63 L February 26, 1986 2–8 Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 19–38–6
64 L February 28, 1986 3–6 New York Islanders (1985–86) 19–39–6
65 L March 2, 1986 4–6 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 19–40–6
66 L March 3, 1986 1–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 19–41–6
67 W March 5, 1986 4–1 New York Rangers (1985–86) 20–41–6
68 W March 8, 1986 4–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 21–41–6
69 W March 9, 1986 5–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 22–41–6
70 L March 12, 1986 5–8 Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 22–42–6
71 W March 16, 1986 6–0 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 23–42–6
72 L March 18, 1986 2–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 23–43–6
73 W March 19, 1986 6–4 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 24–43–6
74 L March 21, 1986 3–5 @ Washington Capitals (1985–86) 24–44–6
75 L March 23, 1986 4–7 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 24–45–6
76 W March 24, 1986 8–4 Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 25–45–6
77 L March 28, 1986 3–6 @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 25–46–6
78 W March 31, 1986 5–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 26–46–6
79 T April 2, 1986 4–4 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 26–46–7
80 L April 6, 1986 4–6 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 26–47–7

Playoffs[edit]

The Jets lost the Division Semi-Finals in three-straight against the Calgary Flames.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Hawerchuk, DaleDale Hawerchuk C 80 46 59 105 44 -27 18 2 2
Boschman, LaurieLaurie Boschman C 77 27 42 69 241 -29 3 2 2
Steen, ThomasThomas Steen C 78 17 47 64 76 -29 2 3 1
Mullen, BrianBrian Mullen RW 79 28 34 62 38 -17 13 0 3
MacLean, PaulPaul MacLean RW 69 27 29 56 74 -14 11 0 2
Turnbull, PerryPerry Turnbull C 80 20 31 51 183 -18 6 0 2
Carlyle, RandyRandy Carlyle D 68 16 33 49 93 -12 3 0 2
Neufeld, RayRay Neufeld RW 60 20 28 48 62 -17 7 0 4
Ellett, DaveDave Ellett D 80 15 31 46 96 -38 2 0 1
Arniel, ScottScott Arniel LW 80 18 25 43 40 -8 3 0 0
Smail, DougDoug Smail LW 73 16 26 42 32 -10 1 3 4
Marois, MarioMario Marois D 56 4 28 32 110 -22 0 0 0
Babych, DaveDave Babych D 19 4 12 16 14 -1 2 0 0
Nill, JimJim Nill RW 61 6 8 14 75 -6 0 0 1
Watters, TimTim Watters D 56 6 8 14 97 -10 0 0 0
Wilson, RonRon Wilson C 54 6 7 13 16 -2 0 2 0
Derlago, BillBill Derlago C 27 5 5 10 6 -13 1 0 0
Lundholm, BengtBengt Lundholm LW 16 3 5 8 6 -4 0 1 0
Picard, RobertRobert Picard D 20 2 5 7 17 -2 0 0 1
McBain, AndrewAndrew McBain RW 28 3 3 6 17 -11 0 0 0
Silk, DaveDave Silk RW 32 2 4 6 63 4 0 0 1
Dollas, BobbyBobby Dollas D 46 0 5 5 66 -3 0 0 0
Kyte, JimJim Kyte D 71 1 3 4 126 -21 0 0 0
Melametsa, AnssiAnssi Melametsa RW 27 0 3 3 2 -5 0 0 0
Hayward, BrianBrian Hayward G 52 0 2 2 25 0 0 0 0
Berry, BradBrad Berry D 13 1 0 1 10 1 0 0 0
Eaves, MurrayMurray Eaves C 4 1 0 1 0 -2 0 0 0
Stewart, RyanRyan Stewart C 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Bouchard, DanDan Bouchard G 32 0 1 1 38 0 0 0 0
Campbell, WadeWade Campbell D 24 0 1 1 27 -12 0 0 0
McFall, DanDan McFall D 7 0 1 1 0 -3 0 0 0
Pooley, PaulPaul Pooley C 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Behrend, MarcMarc Behrend G 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Douris, PeterPeter Douris RW 11 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Martin, TomTom Martin LW 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Taglianetti, PeterPeter Taglianetti D 18 0 0 0 48 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hayward, BrianBrian Hayward 2721 52 13 28 5 217 4.79 0 1373 1156 .842
Bouchard, DanDan Bouchard 1696 32 11 14 2 107 3.79 2 790 683 .865
Behrend, MarcMarc Behrend 422 9 2 5 0 41 5.83 0 220 179 .814
Team: 4839 80 26 47 7 365 4.53 2 2383 2018 .847

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Marois, MarioMario Marois D 3 1 4 5 6 -2 1 0 0
Mullen, BrianBrian Mullen RW 3 1 2 3 6 -1 1 0 0
Hawerchuk, DaleDale Hawerchuk C 3 0 3 3 0 -2 0 0 0
Neufeld, RayRay Neufeld RW 3 2 0 2 10 -5 1 0 0
Steen, ThomasThomas Steen C 3 1 1 2 4 0 0 1 0
Derlago, BillBill Derlago C 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
MacLean, PaulPaul MacLean RW 2 1 0 1 7 -2 0 0 0
Smail, DougDoug Smail LW 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Boschman, LaurieLaurie Boschman C 3 0 1 1 6 -7 0 0 0
Ellett, DaveDave Ellett D 3 0 1 1 0 -4 0 0 0
Turnbull, PerryPerry Turnbull C 3 0 1 1 11 -5 0 0 0
Arniel, ScottScott Arniel LW 3 0 0 0 12 -2 0 0 0
Behrend, MarcMarc Behrend G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Berry, BradBrad Berry D 3 0 0 0 0 -5 0 0 0
Berthiaume, DanielDaniel Berthiaume G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bouchard, DanDan Bouchard G 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Dollas, BobbyBobby Dollas D 3 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Hayward, BrianBrian Hayward G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kyte, JimJim Kyte D 3 0 0 0 12 -2 0 0 0
Lundholm, BengtBengt Lundholm LW 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Nill, JimJim Nill RW 3 0 0 0 4 -3 0 0 0
Silk, DaveDave Silk RW 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Taglianetti, PeterPeter Taglianetti D 3 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Wilson, RonRon Wilson C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Behrend, MarcMarc Behrend 12 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 7 7 1.000
Berthiaume, DanielDaniel Berthiaume 68 1 0 1 4 3.53 0 43 39 .907
Bouchard, DanDan Bouchard 40 1 0 1 5 7.50 0 22 17 .773
Hayward, BrianBrian Hayward 68 2 0 1 6 5.29 0 31 25 .806
Team: 188 3 0 3 15 4.79 0 103 88 .854

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

October 14, 1985 To Quebec Nordiques
7th round pick in 1986 - Mark Vermette
Cash
To Winnipeg Jets
Dan Bouchard
November 21, 1985 To Hartford Whalers
Dave Babych
To Winnipeg Jets
Ray Neufeld
November 27, 1985 To Quebec Nordiques
Robert Picard
To Winnipeg Jets
Mario Marois
January 31, 1986 To Boston Bruins
Wade Campbell
To Winnipeg Jets
Bill Derlago

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team
Pokey Reddick Undrafted Free Agent
Dave Silk Detroit Red Wings
Randy Gilhen Hartford Whalers

Roster[edit]

1985-86 Winnipeg Jets
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1985-86 Winnipeg Jets Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 

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